McKenzie Barrel Aged Saison Vautour
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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Saison Vautour bottled with brett, pedio, and lacto, aged in oak barrels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3084) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! Bottle 39 of 372 A: This saison appears a hazy yellow hue with a half inch of white, fluffy head. The head falls away to a thin layer after a few minutes, leaving a thin sheet of lacing on the glass. S: Stunning aroma! This beer smells simply fantastic. Funky and wild, similar to a Belgian lambic, I could take in this scent all day. Citrus, floral and spice notes linger behind the funk, creating a delectable bouquet of scents. Very enticing indeed. T: While the beer tastes rather delicious, it doesn’t quite measure up to the phenomenal aroma. The funky, wild aspect is more subdued in the flavor. Citrus, earth, light funk, and subtle spice comprise the basic makeup of the flavor profile. M: The body is a bit thin and the feel is just slightly too watery - a minor flaw in an otherwise fabulous beer. D: A pleasant surprise. What a terrific beer. Highly recommended. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-24-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1250) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2012
750ml bottle from Pinnochio’s, split with ablackshear. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a white head. Aroma is citrusy, lemon, orange. Medium on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is tart, Brett, lemon, wheat, yeasty, with a tart, Brett finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sarro (129) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Drank under the DuBois alias 1-27-12. Pours a golden straw. Smell is Chardonnay, oak, and some acidity. Taste is very geuze-like with notes of apple cider, jp bambic and light fruits. Strong carbonation, but light and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (4216) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2012
On tap at Boilermaker for Mckenzie and Tired Hands event. Pours a cloudy yellow, small head and lacing. Aromas of peach, brett, horse blanket, tart citrus. Taste is much of the same with some hops coming through but mostly a funky, lactic, lemon tasting saison.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3489) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
pours a clear very pale yellow with almost no head...not very lively looking. aroma brings this beer to life!...nice funky tart notes and lemony citrus atop light stonefruits...mango, peach. flavor is very tart/sour...stonefruit is lost but nice lemony citrus. mouthfeel is light with a tart dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Hazy yellow. Aroma is so nice, tart, yeasty, funky, spice. Flavor is such a great mix of tartness, yeast, light malt. Damn good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2012
A little bit of everything going on here but it all plays together so perfectly. Acidity, slight funk, tart. The best saison I have ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Yellow hazy yellow, light white head. Aroma is light funk. Lactic acidity, light lemon. Taste is very close to the same. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6468) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2011
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée avec MartinT et Fred82. Merci. Arôme: Odeur de brett avec une pointe de citron. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goûts de brett et de fruits tropicaux avec une pointe d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement astringente. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #3936)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2119) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2011
750ml bottle thanks to JAXSON.
Appearance : Slightly hazy with medium sized foamy head.
Aroma : Awesome brett with nice tropical fruits. Nice horsey notes with great tartness.
Taste : Lots of brett with light tropical fruits, horse blanket and earthy. Light hops on finish with light bitterness, rather dry. Nice ligit citrusy tartness.
Overall : Very nice beer. Quite complex and rather drinkable. Nice brett on nose and finish. Great depth of flavor even if only 6.5%. Very elegant. Top notch beer. Maybe it’s not exactly to style but I’m not a hardcore fan of the most classic example of the style anyways...

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